• Aug 22, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • BitTorrent, Copyright, Governments, News,

In India, accessing a blocked website potentially carries a 3 year sentence

According to a government sanctioned warning on blocked torrent sites, using the Internet to access a blocked website in India could result in a ~$4,500 USD fine as well as imprisonment for 3 years. This is the same government that has denied Internet access to Jammu and Kashmir for over a month. Up until a … Continue reading “In India, accessing a blocked website potentially carries a 3 year sentence”

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It’s been over a month since the Indian government shut down Internet access in Jammu and Kashmir

Starting on July 8th, the Indian government ordered ISPs and telecommunication companies to shut down Internet and mobile phone access in Jammu and Kashmir in response to the protests. The funeral of recently slain local rebel leader Burhan Muzaffar Wani prompted hundreds of thousands of Kashmir residents to gather, only to be dispersed violently. The … Continue reading “It’s been over a month since the Indian government shut down Internet access in Jammu and Kashmir”

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